The Long Journey Home
In a chapel in a small town nestled in the shadows of the snow-capped Clinch Mountain, near Sneedville, Tennessee, a standing room only crowd gathered to remember a man no one there had ever met. An elderly woman held a folded copy of a newspaper on her lap. It contained an unusual obituary of a 22-year-old Sailor who had died in 1943. His burial was to be 26 January 2008.